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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

The scale is now 1:12,000. What would 1 inch on the map represent in feet on the Earth’s surface? What is the contour interval on this map?

To determine

The number of feet on the ground that 1 inch on the map represents with the scale of 1:12,000 and the contour interval on the given map.

Explanation

The ratio of the scale is given as 1:12,000. It is representative factor. A representative factor (RF) is a ratio of unit of distance on the map to the distance of that unit in reality. R.F scale is devoid of units as it is a ratio and hence, it can be used for anything as long as the same unit is used on both the sides...

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